The Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent received a donation of $8,248 from the employees of the Wallaceburg Tim Horton’s on Dufferin Avenue today (March. 28.)
Art Stirling, executive director of the Foundation, said this is the sixth year that Mike and Paula Grail and employees in Wallaceburg, Chatham and Dresden have supported the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation.
“Mike and Paula encourage their employees to give, and then they match what their employees give,” Stirling said. “The funds have gone towards our endowment. With our long-term strategy, we’re busy building an endowment fund that over time we can generate interest from that fund to support the needs at the Children’s Treatment Centre.”
Stirling added the Children’s Treatment Centre supports about 3,000 children and youth across Chatham-Kent each year.
“They’re dealing with communications and developmental disabilities,” he said. “A number of the children are from the Wallaceburg area.”
Paula Grail said her son has utilized the services of the Children’s Treatment Centre.
“We have a child with special needs and they have helped provide some fabulous results for our child,” she said. “We also have a lot of employees whose children use services of the Children’s Treatment Centre. It’s their choice as well to donate to that Foundation. It’s wonderful that they are able to and willing to donate off their pay cheque.”
Grail said she’s proud of her employees for stepping up.
“These are not high wage jobs here, but it speaks volumes that they are able to donate off of each pay cheque and realize the importance of what the Children’s Treatment Centre does for all kids in our community,” she said. “I think it speaks volumes for giving back to the community and adds to the morale in our organization. So, hats off to them.”
For more information check out the Foundation online: http://childrenstreatmentfoundation-ck.com/